About Camillo Jacobini
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Camillo Jacobini (Genzano di Roma, August 15, 1791 - Rome, March 17, 1854) was an Italian entrepreneur and politician, was Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, Minister of Commerce, Fine Arts, Industry, Agriculture and Public Works during the Pope Pius IX .. Index
He was born to D. Pietro and Vincenza Asprucci; initiated an ecclesiastical career, Camillo followed his studies at the seminary in Rome. He soon realized it would not be cut for the ecclesiastical life and tried his hand at entering public life very young in the Provincial Council of Rome and Comarco together with his brother Gaetano Peter. Camillus was appointed minister in August of 1849 by Pope Pius IX in accordance with the principle, agreed under pressure from the French, and to secularize secularize the state apparatus. During the exile of Pius IX to Gaeta was alone in Rome to govern the Roman Province, at the risk of life. The Pope on his return he wanted to reward your loyalty and competence in his hands by assigning various ministries.
Tullio wrote Torrani : "... in that turbulent period, the Province can be said that he was entrusted to one person: Camillo Jacobini, because other members of the Commission, D. Max and Count Filippo Maria Cini, had hastily abandoned the capital ... "
In that period came to Camillus certificates of appreciation and recognition, even by political opponents. Oreste Raggi, who might have had good reasons to criticize the actions of the government that had him arrested and imprisoned in St. Angelo and then finally to exile, he wrote: "... it proved to Jacobini operosissima intelligence and certainly above parties, as mentioned in the inscriptions of Ariccia bridge ... "
Camillo, who inherited a considerable fortune inherited from his father, was among the founding members, along with his brother, Roman Bank, or Bank of the Papal States, which was accomplished in 1852, with 10% of the shares. Always with his brother Gaetano Peter, managed to secure the contract for the construction of the impressive (for its time) viaduct Ariccia, with the architect Bertolini editor of the project .
During his ministry, as pointed out by various inscriptions including those at the entrance of the Pantheon in memory of the great works of isolation, the railroads began, opened the first telegraph lines, encouraged agriculture by banning competitions reward those plantations.
The Commander Camillo Jacobini died March 21, 1854, and had the satisfaction of seeing completed the construction of the bridge Ariccia. He was buried, and his sister Octavia and Monsignor Gaetano brother Peter in the family chapel of the Capuchins in Genzano. From marble bust, sculpted by the will of the brothers from the great sculptor Pietro Tenerani, exude a sense of motionless serenity, the serenity of the man who, having done his duty, has a clear conscience. His face reveals the tragic and turbulent moments always lived with the calm and security that distinguished him.
Pius IX, who had great respect and consideration for him, was a guest several times in the family palace.